Estero, Take Steps to Find a Cure!
The Crohn’s & Colitis Take Steps Walk is one of CCFA’s largest events committed to finding cures for digestive diseases. Our walks offer an incredible day for family, friends and the community to come together in celebration of all their hard work and dedication to our mission.
Our community consists of patients, loved ones, friends and supporters that empower and inspire each other to fight these diseases. Each year we connect with our communities as we fundraise for cures and celebrate our hard work together in supporting our patients.
Melissa Butera has suffered from ulcerative coitis since she was 16 years old but she has never let her diagnosis get in the way of the life she wanted to build for herself. She is the wife of ABC 7 News Anchor Jeff Butera who will be emceeing the walk again this year and is his inspiration for becoming involved with CCFA. But she is an inspiration for all those suffering from IBD because of her optimistic outlook and overall positive attitude! Melissa strongly believes in not allowing her disease to control her life, you can read more about her journey here.